Raised Bed Plans

This is one of my garden plans with sowing schedules for 25 different raised beds. Below, you find links to each Raised Bed, to see detailed plans and sowing schedules for that specific Raised Bed. There are updates each Raised Bed Post as the season proceeds, with sowing, transplanting and harvesting.

My Planning Methods
I plan each Raised Bed carefully and enjoy making an developing my plans. I try to consider different aspects:
– Succession Planting: I want to have at least 2 and preferably 3 batches of Vegetables from each Raised Bed during a season to maximise my harvest
– Crop Rotation: I rotate my basic crops each year to eliminate diseases. I have a 4 year Crop Rotation Plan (more about my Crop Rotation Plan here.
– Companion Planting: I want each batch to consist of Plants that thrive together to get good harvest and keep plants healthy
– Continous Harvest: I want to be able to harvest from early spring to late autumn without having to preserve too much food. We prefer to eat all vegetables as fresh as possible

Plan for each Raised Bed
I usually take 3 Batches of Vegetables from each bed during one Season. The main Crop is usually the middle one, and it’s where my Planning starts. The main Crop(s) for each Garden Bed are marked with bold below.

My Kitchen Garden is built with a modular approach. I have a number of Raised Beds (Deep Beds) – currently 25 beds. Most of them are 120×80 centimeters. They are Deep Beds and I always cover them with Organic Material to improve soil and nutrients, and also have a No Dig Garden. 

Quarter 1 “Enriching with a Twist”:

Raised Bed 1a – Sunchokes from last season, Sugar Snap Peas, Sweet Corn, Autumn Spinach

Raised Bed 1 b – Spinach, Sweet Corn, Beans, Pumpkin (=Three Sisters), Autumn Spinach

Raised Bed 1 c – Spinach, Soybeans/Edamame Beans, Zucchini, Autumn Spinach

Raised Bed 1 d – Beetroot, Sugar Snap Peas, Spinach

Quarter 2 “Heavy Feeders”:

Raised Bed 2a – Swiss Chard, Garlic (for next season)

Raised Bed 2b – Rocket Salad, Spinach, Radish, Broccoli, Red Cabbage

Raised Bed 2c – Radish, Spinach, Rocket, Kale and more Kale

Raised Bed 2d – Lettuce or Spinach, Pointed Cabbage, Savoy Cabbage

Quarter 3 “Needs Less”:

Raised Bed 3a – Garlic, Spinach and Sunchokes (for next season)

Raised Bed 3b – Lettuce, Red Onion, Winter Carrots, Lettuce, Beetroot

Raised Bed 3c – Carrots, Radish, Yellow Onion, Winter Carrots, Mache Salad

Raised Bed 3d – Lettuce, Rocket, Carrots, Carrots, Dill

Quarter 4 “Needs almost nothing”

Raised Bed 4a – Sunchokes, Beans

Raised Bed 4b – Spinach, Potatoes, Beans, Swiss Chard

Raised Bed 4c – Spinach, Potatoes, Beans, Pak Choi

Raised Bed 4d – Early Potatoes, Rocket, Cucumber, Parsley, Pak Choi

Quarter 5. Not in Crop rotation plan, other and perennials

(First three Raised Beds in this section is in the top of the Layout Picture, and the rest is in the bottom)

Raised Bed 5a – Soil Factory / Compost.. No plants in this Bed

Raised Bed 5b – Pak Choi, Melon, Eggplant and Pak Choi

Raised Bed 5c – Strawberries

Raised Bed 5d – Early Asian Leaves, Tomatoes, Marigold, Basil and Pak Choi

Raised Bed 5e/f/g – Radish/Parsley/Dill, Chilli, Marigold, Basil

Raised Bed 5h/i – Early Experiments, Cucumber, Dill and Pak Choi

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